Keeping customer plant and equipment operating efficiently is the central mission of the Inenco Group of businesses
The idea that an organisation can consistently exceed customer expectations was first seeded in an Inenco Group bearings business dating back to the 1950s. From this seed has grown a comprehensive group of industry-focused companies that sustain the passion and ability to deliver high customer value. Inenco Group is the entity which reinforces and grows the collective capability of these businesses.
Our customer value philosophy has firmly established the Inenco Group of companies as the best-option providers of engineered products and related services for industry in Australia and New Zealand – across our product portfolio. Further, this footprint is rapidly expanding into Asia through an Inenco Group business.
From a market standpoint, the Inenco Group of companies sit apart from comparative competitors because of our collective technical know-how combined with customer centricity. As a result our customer base is deep, extensive and solid.
Our core product lines embrace bearings, power transmission, sealing, fasteners, driveshafts, drives and motors, belting, fluid power, engineering services, lifting and safety equipment, tools and maintenance products. Adding in extensions and related products, the number of stocked lines exceeds 350,000 – equating to a presence in almost all industrial and trade sectors from agriculture and automotive to mining and transport in Australia.
We employ around 1700 people across more than 20 companies, with over 160 branches providing local service where and when it’s needed. To drive our customer value philosophy further and manage growth effectively, Inenco Group is supporting the customer value zones of our sales and service operations through centralised non-customer facing functions.
However, we don’t rest on our laurels. Continuous improvement and sustainable growth are two key Inenco Group strategic objectives. These are being driven by Inenco Group’s long term investment in people, systems, processes and new growth opportunities – kept in balance with the needs of customers.
Keeping customer plant and equipment operating efficiently is the central mission of the Inenco Group of businesses. We are guided by five core values:
We care for our environment and work collaboratively with all stakeholders: people, customer, suppliers and the wider community.
We embrace diversity and help our people to grow through leadership, learning and a commitment to continuous improvement.
We focus on safe work practices and act safely all the time.
We are ethical and honest and can be relied on to do what we say we will do.
The foundation of our customer service is to be Responsive, Efficient, Local with a Yes Can Do mindset. Simply stated, ‘RELY on us’.
The operating companies within the Inenco Group trace their heritage back to 1954 when the father-son partnership of JJ Martin-Weber & RJ Martin-Weber (OA) created Consolidated Bearing Company (CBC). The next major milestone occurred in 1984 when a well-established operation, Bearing Service Pty Ltd (BSC), a company established in 1924, was purchased by the Martin-Weber family.
In 2002 Fasteners Australia and Hardy Spicer were acquired and in 2003 a major growth phase went into full swing when Rolling Bearings, Glade Manufacturing and NAK joined the Group. Growth through strategic acquisitions continues today.
In March 2017, Inenco Group entered a strategic partnership with Genuine Parts Company’s (GPC) subsidiary, Motion Industries, with a 35
per cent shareholding. The partnership combined Inenco’s market-leading technical knowledge and customer focus with Motion Industries’ international and operating expertise.
Inenco and GPC’s strategic partnership evolved to a complete acquisition on July 1 2019. This ended the Martin-Weber family’s 65 years as sole shareholders and Inenco Group is now wholly owned by GPC.
Seal Imports New Zealand and Australia
Motion Industries (NZ)
Calstar and Resco
Motion Industries (Aus)
Mid Valley Bearings
Specialised Wholesale & Plastics
Allied Bearings and Hydraulics
Fred Tapping Fasteners
FPT Far East (Singapore)
Spanhake Engineering Supplies (NZ)
GPC (Genuine Parts Company)
GPC acquired a 35% stakeholding in Inenco Group
HCD Flow Technology
Southern Hydraulic Services
GPC acquired a 100% stakeholding in Inenco Group
Kevin joined the Board as Chairman in 2013. He has extensive experience in industrial distribution,marketing and manufacturing and has served as chief executive officer of two public industrial companies. Under his stewardship as Chief Executive Officer of Alesco Corporation Limited from 1995 to 2006, the business grew from a market cap of $70 million to $700 million. Kevin is also Chairman of Acculec Group P/L and has been Chairman of three other industrial companies over the last decade. He holds a Masters of Business Administration (Cum Laude) degree and a Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering) degree.
Roger joined as CEO in June 2014. He has extensive experience managing operations for major security companies both in the Netherlands 2000-2003 and Australia 2003–2011. Roger held a Managing Director role for a major security services company, (part of the Chubb group) until 2007. During this role he led the diverse electronic security business with a strong focus on recurring revenue growth and service margin improvement. Roger then progressed to spending 3 years as CEO of a security monitoring group. From 2011 Roger led a group with businesses which included Spectrum Fire & Security, Cowley Services and Trilogy Servicing who have a strong presence across Australia and New Zealand in the HVAC, Refrigeration and Fire Protection services markets.
He holds a Masters of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Arts Hons (Languages and Political Studies) degree.
Paul Donahue was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of Genuine Parts Company in April 2019 and currently serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Donahue was elected President and Chief Executive Officer in May 2016 and, in 2012, was elected President.
Mr. Donahue joined S. P. Richards Company, Genuine Parts Company’s business products group, as Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing in 2003. He was soon after appointed President and Chief Operating Officer, a position he held until his election to Executive Vice President of Genuine Parts Company in 2007.
From 2009 to 2015, Mr. Donahue was President of the company’s U.S. Automotive Parts Group.
Mr. Donahue began his career with the Newell Companies in 1978 and held numerous sales and management roles. He was Vice President of Sales from 1991-1996 with Newell Office Products and then named Vice President of Sales for Sanford North America in 1997. Mr. Donahue was President of Sanford North America from 1998-2002.
Mr. Donahue is an active supporter of The United Way and the Boy Scouts of America. He is also a member of SunTrust Bank’s Board of Directors, the Shepherd Center Foundation Board of Trustees, and the Carter Center Board of Councilors.
John Moller has had a prolific career in the corporate world and has held senior management positions in Honeywell, James Hardie Industries, Adsteam, Repco and most recently GPC.
From 2007 John was Managing Director and CEO of the Repco Group and following the Group’s acquisition in 2013 by Genuine Parts Company headquartered in the USA, John is now the Non-Executive Chairman of GPC Asia Pacific. John is also on the board of IXOM, the market leader in water treatment and chemical distribution in Australia and New Zealand and the Monash Children’s Hospital foundation. John joined the Inenco Group Board in March 2017.
John’s years of tertiary education earned him a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Adelaide, followed by a Graduate Diploma in Marketing and a Masters of Management from Macquarie University in Sydney.
Tom Gallagher is Chairman of the Board of Genuine Part Company (GPC) and joined the Inenco Group board in March 2017. Tom has enjoyed an extensive and progressive career with GPC. Commencing in 1970 as a management trainee, he has experience across all facets of the business and has worked in many different locations across the USA and Europe. His extensive management experience culminated in his appointment as President and COO in 1990; President and CEO in 2004; Chairman, President and CEO in 2005; Chairman and CEO in 2012 and now Chairman in May 2016. Tom is a valued director of several boards outside of the GPC group. His achievements have been recognized with numerous prestigious awards such as the ADL Torch of Liberty in 2002, a Distinguished Service Citation from the Automotive Hall of Fame in 2003 and being inducted into the GAMCO Asset Management Hall of Fame in 2016. Tom is a Graduate of University of Maryland – 1970 with a BS in Marketing; Minor in Finance & Economics.
Sammy Hamzah joined the Inenco board in May 2016 as a Non-Executive Director. Sammy brings many years of leadership and industry experience to Inenco having worked with companies such as Rio Tinto & Siemens in senior executive roles. He is currently the CEO and Co-Founder of Indonesian energy company, Ephindo. Sammy resides in Indonesia and will play a pivotal role in continuing Inenco’s success in Asia.
An essential part of Inenco Group’s success is our enduring focus on high customer value delivered by the group’s large stable of individual businesses. With a wide geographic spread of over 160 physical locations in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Singapore, customers are assured of Reliable, Efficient, Local, Yes Can Do service.
In turn, the Inenco Group businesses represent the world’s leading suppliers of product and in some instances have their own in-house manufacturing and service facilities.
Cross-stream collaboration enables our businesses to maximise cost efficiencies, transfer knowledge, ensure timely delivery and realise the benefits of market leadership for our customers.
The breadth and depth of product lines in the Inenco Group of businesses meets most customer operational needs, through a combination of a large portfolio of world leading OEM products and our own custom designed and assembled engineering solutions. Our sales and service people are trained and backed by highly experienced engineers to deliver the best-option solution for our customers – priced competitively to deliver high customer value. To support our product solutions, Inenco Group businesses also provide specialised services such as infrared thermography, oil analysis and predictive maintenance. Collectively Inenco Group businesses represent eleven core product and service groups, sixty tier two groupings with extensive lines and ancillary products – equating to a customer offering that is unmatched in the market.
One of Inenco Group’s greatest strengths lies in its ability to forge lasting supplier relationships that deliver the best solutions for customers in the region. Some of these supplier relationships extend back more than half a century – such as with NTN, ThyssenKrupp Rothe Erde and Schaeffler – and have operated continuously right from the start. This strength rests firmly on Inenco Group’s purpose to keep customer plant and equipment operating efficiently, guided by the five core values of safety, integrity, service, learning and respect. Today the Inenco Group of companies together have solid relationships with more than 3,000 major suppliers. Below are links to some of our top suppliers.
Would you like to be part of a business that keeps industry running efficiently?
Here you can search for current job opportunities within the Inenco Group of businesses by location or by position.
Recruitment for each of these positions is centrally managed by the Inenco Group Recruitment team that works in close collaboration with the central Inenco Group functions and individual businesses looking for new people.
We highly value the knowledge, skills and experience of our people in providing best-option solutions for our customers and equally value the expertise of those who support our customer-facing employees.
The Inenco Group of companies employee around 1300 people in more than 20 businesses with extensive networks located in Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia. Each of these businesses has specific market leading strengths and is responsible for meeting the needs of customers in their markets. With the solid support of Inenco Group’s non-customer facing functions, the flexibility of these businesses delivers service that is Reliable, Efficient, Local and with a Yes Can Do attitude.
Read what our employees have to say about working in an Inenco Group business.
Huge family support, without this I would not be able to spend the amount of time or dedication needed to achieve the results. Team support. Awesome team environment to work in!”
“My ability to do my job without supervision and get the task done correctly and efficiently within the guidelines and procedures enable the rest of the team to complete their tasks.”
“Direction enables me to be engaged and effective in my work.”
I have a lot of experience and good autonomy to operate in my CBC Division. I feel a lot of ownership towards the CBC business and consider it an integral part of my life. I have very good people working for me that I have developed into their roles and I have a lot of confidence in them. I feel CBC offers security for its employees including myself and is financially managed well.”
“I would say I concentrate efforts on working to effectively meet customer expectations. This is the essence of CBC business, essential to the business survival and growth.”
“One team, engaging and working together to ensure we all work productively. Support from managers and learning.”
“The trust that my managers have in me and the work I produce, enables me to do my job the best I can, allowing me to manage my own work, doing things the way I want to do it. The outcome is work is produced to a level that exceeds expectations.”
“Hardy Spicer is a great place to work. There is no undue pressure put on you, which in turn means you get the job done in a more efficient manner. I don’t have the feeling that I hate coming to work. I can come in and do my job and then go home without worrying about it. This culture means that you just come in and get the job done.”
“My only comment is that I love what I do and contribute to this company as I have been doing for the last 41 years.”
The ability to learn and be creative as part of an encouraging group environment.”
“Doing something I enjoy and which draws directly on the skill-set I’ve built up over many years, being given the autonomy to plan and execute ideas, having my professional opinion and experience respected and acknowledged by my supervisor and team members.”
My manager and my team members, we are like a family, striving towards the same goal and helping each other out in getting there.”
“The people I work with. I enjoy watching the young ones learn and progress within the company and knowing that I have helped them on their way in some way.”
My feeling that I belong to a really good company and the drive and focus I have to improve and do my job to the best of my ability.”
“Overall I have a great team, especially with in our branch. I enjoy working with them and we all strive to improve.”
I have all the tools and knowledge I need to be effective in my current work.”
“I have a very knowledgeable team working with me who are always there to help out.”
“Love of the work that I do and the ability to learn new things.”
“I enjoy working for Seal Imports and I like the family environment and the culture of the company. I also appreciate the training and support the company has offered me personally.”
My enjoyment in getting results from new ideas coming from both myself and others within the team. I feel more engaged in my work when it is gaining visible, positive results.”
“Having owned the business for 24+ years, I have a great deal of pride in my work and the future of the company, also I still feel like I own the business, and so do the customers.”
“We strive to maintain a close relationship with everyone involved in the business, staff / managers / customers. We have a good sense of community.”
“Being a team leader, it gives me great pleasure in watching our team succeed working together. Good open communication between team members helps with the overall effectiveness of the team. Our management team work closely together with great communication. Each has each other’s back.”
I feel every day that I am somewhat contributing to the overall success of the business and I work in a great atmosphere with amazing colleagues.”
“I have a passion for the company, products and industry .The disciplines and mantra are a way forward for us to develop both at work and personally.”
I like my customers and enjoy interacting with them and helping them solve their problems.”
“Small team relying on each other to achieve our goal of making us a profitable branch.”
Assisting others (problem solving), providing an enjoyable work environment, being productive.”
“Challenges that arise day by day, talking and meeting with people, solving problems, getting things done for future success.”
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